Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Good People of Tamworth

The Australian country music town of Tamworth has, finally, succumbed to public pressure to allow just five penniless Sudanese families to settle in the area.

In a very special way, Tamworth has finally seen the light. Thanks, largely, to the effort of Mr. Robert Schofield, the town's eminent councillor and publican who took up the Sudanese cause in the council chambers. And won an amazing victory!

Not to be forgotten is the good work of Ken Fenton, the Anglican priest, who collected 1500 signatures in support of the refugees.

The Sudanese refugees are here to stay and the good people of Tamworth are right behind them - caring for their needs; supporting the resettlement effort.

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